Report: Hurricanes' Lindholm garnering interest on trade market

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Carolina Hurricanes forward Elias Lindholm is in high demand as he heads toward restricted free agency, reports The Athletic's Pierre LeBrun.

While LeBrun notes the Hurricanes would like to re-sign Lindholm, teams are still inquiring about a potential trade involving the 2013 NHL draft's fifth overall pick. "He is a player to monitor," LeBrun wrote.

'Canes general manager Don Waddell and Lindholm's agent Peter Wallen are expected to chat on Friday at the NHL draft, LeBrun adds. However, at this point, talks have not progressed.

Lindholm, a 23-year-old from Boden, Sweden, is looking for his third NHL contract. He registered 45 and 44 points in 2016-17 and 2017-18, respectively, on a two-year, $5.4-million deal.

The Hurricanes, whose new owner Tom Dundon has been open about his desire to determine the trade value of his players, have also reportedly gauged interest in sniper Jeff Skinner and top-four defenseman Justin Faulk.

Report: Hurricanes' Lindholm garnering interest on trade market
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